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Stewart brothers

  • Corporate body

Brothers Norman and Tom Stewart obtained a $600 loan to start a machine agency. That business, called Stewart Brothers and later Stewart Supplies (Penhold) LTD., transitioned through three generations of family, from farm machinery to lumber and building supplies, and served Central Alberta's settlers, farmers, and contractors for more than 100 years.

Svoc family

  • Family

The Sovcs were one of the postwar immigrant families who often hosted social events for the Slovak community of Calgary and district and the photos are a good representation of these occasions.

Hansen, Charles

  • Person

Charlie Hansen was a resident of Calgary.

Fookes, Ronald

  • Person

Ronald Fookes is a Calgary photographer

Mitchell, David E.

  • Person
  • 1926-2010

David E Mitchell was born in Calgary Alberta and was educated there. In 1943 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and after the war began work in Turner Valley, Alberta in the petroleum industry. He earned a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma and joined Great Plains Development Company as an engineer in 1950. In 1964 he became the Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until 1974. In January 1975 he started the Alberta Energy Company which merged with Pan Canadian to form EnCana. Mitchell became Chairman Emeritus of that firm.

Mitchell received the Order of Canada in 1984 and is a member of the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame. Mitchell founded the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation, an organization dedicated to encouraging Canadian innovators and scientists, as president of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada and the Canadian Oilfield Technical Society. He was also chapter chair of the Young Presidents' Organization and honorary chair of the World Police and Fire Games in 1997. He also served as chair of Chieftain International Inc. and the Calgary Police Commission. Mitchell also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary where he was a senator for nine years. He was also inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of fame.

Armstrong, Ellen

  • Person

Ellen Armstrong of Calgary was a director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) from 1958 to 1961.

McLennan, G. Allan

  • Person

G. Allan McLennan, ?-2002, was a high school music teacher in Calgary, Alberta.

Hughes, G. Melville

  • Person

G. Melville Hughes was an employee of McAra Printing in Calgary, Alberta.


G. Melville Hughes was an employee of McAra Printing in Calgary, Alberta

Walters, Susan Leonore

  • Person

Susan Leonore Walters, ca. 1980-1993, was born in the United States, the daughter of George Walters (1877-1953) and Susan Marie Walters (1877-1928). She came to Calgary with her family in 1916 when George became business manager and registrar of Mount Royal College. After attending the University of Alberta, Leonore worked in the registrar's office at Mount Royal In the 1960s she worked at the Calgary Public Library.

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